the new Kingston club, which has the Borough Arms on its breast, will not
take it too sorely to heart to find themselves described in the Football
Sun on Saturday night as "Kingston Moths," as I can assure them
no offence was probably intended. The mistake very likely occured in this
way. The local reporter of The Sun, who is an old and valued friend of Triatomic,
in sending the result of the match with Townley Park, wrote "Kingston-on-Thames"
in full, but it is highly probable that the telegraphic scribe who recieved
it at the other end of the wire wrote it in its contracted form "Kingston-on-Ths,"
and as some telegraphic
clerks write a fist that can scarcely be discerned from
Egyptian hieroglyphics, the "On-Ths" might
very easily be mistaken by the intelligent comp. for "Moths."
report in original format.